New Delhi, June 4: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, marking their first meeting after the recently held bypolls where the party suffered defeats.
As of now, there is no information on what happened during the meeting. However, reports suggest that CM Yogi and Amit Shah discussed the current political scenarios where their party is being challenged by opposition parties that have joined hands. Even within the BJP, there have been dissenting voices over the functioning of the state government.
Uttar Pradesh is considered one of the most important state for the BJP as the state sends the biggest contingent of MPs i.e a total of 80, to the Lok Sabha. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the party had won 71. Although, after suffering defeats in bypolls, the BJP’s tally from UP has gone down. The BJP lost Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls last month. Before this, the party lost Gorakhpur seat vacated by Adityanath, and Phulpur parliamentary seats.
Amit Shah recently claimed that his party is working towards grabbing 50 per cent vote share in UP, so that the party is able to challenge any united opposition.